Akin Adesola Street Rehabilitation

Akin Adesola Street Rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos will commence on Monday, 12th January 2015, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has announced. The road is being rehabilitated by the Lagos State Government through LAMATA to tackle the perennial flooding usually experienced as a result of blocked and dysfunctional drainage system. The rehabilitation work is being carried out by Messrs Hitech Construction Company Limited, which was selected following an international competitive bidding process. LAMATA had at a stakeholder meeting held in October 2014 informed the Victoria Island and Ikoyi Residents Association (VIIRA) and businesses of the decision of the state government to rehabilitate the road with a view to completely solving, once and for all, the challenge posed by the flooding. Both VIIRA and representatives of businesses expressed delight at the government plan and pledged support for the rehabilitation work. The rehabilitation work, being funded by the World Bank and the Lagos State Government and expected to last 12 months, entailsreconstruction of the existing drainage system, the road pavement and introduction of street furniture for the road to functionefficiently. The Managing Director of LAMATA, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, in a statementassured that the Authority would ensure the rehabilitation work on Akin Adesola Street would be carried out in a way that disruption to businesses will be minimal. He said the authority, working with other government agencies and stakeholders, would ensure that the traffic management plan would be fully implemented to mitigate traffic congestion the reconstruction works might cause. He also assured that enough diversion signs would be put in place by the contractor to guide road users during the rehabilitation. He further appealed thatany complaint on the project should be channelled through its consultant on the project, who would always be on site. LAMATA pleaded with residents, businesses and other road users to bear with it during the reconstruction work

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